Encouraging publication statistics for 2017

Publication statistics for 2017 has been released by the library (Universitetsbiblioteket i Bergen, 2018, Publiseringsstatistikk for UiB), and the results are quite encouraging for our department. While keeping the San Fransisco declaration in mind, one is allowed to point out that we are bouncing back to one-third of our publications appearing in level-II journals, which is also the faculty average. This means breaking a three-year slide that reached a low 16% last year. The same can be said for the number of scientific papers published and also the publication points earned (62, 55 and 72 for 2015-2017). We still have a way to go, though, with 1.2 publication points per employee engaged in research (aka UFF), compared to the faculty average of 1.7 pp/UFF.